Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn) is an island in the Irish Sea (Europe) that forms a county within the region of Wales (United Kingdom). The capital of Anglesey is Llangefni. Some of the major towns on Anglesey are: Amlwch, Holyhead and Trearddur. See securitypology for Lithuania travel guide.
Anglesey has a varied landscape. The interior is sloping with some mountainous parts. The coastline is mostly rocky, interspersed with beautiful stretches of sandy beach. The island is mainly visited by tourists for walking and cycling. But there is more to discover. For example, there is a gigantic castle called “Beaumaris”, an imposing lighthouse, a zoo with aquatic animals and a race track. The island is also known for the city with the longest name in Europe: “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”. The sign with this name is therefore the most photographed on the island. See sourcemakeup for travel destinations in Latvia.
Where is Anglesey located?
Travel information of Anglesey
Official name: Anglesey
Area: 714 km²
Country code: GB, GBR
Population: 69,961 inhabitants (2018)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 220 m (Holyhead Mountain)
Distance (Amsterdam – Llangefni): 629 km
Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Anglesey that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Anglesey, please visit Countryaah.
At the moment there are no travel companies offering travel to Anglesey. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Anglesey?
Weather and climate
Anglesey has a temperate maritime climate. During the summer months the temperatures are around 20 degrees and during the winter months around 5 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Anglesey can be found on our extensive weather page.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Anglesey. In these months you have the greatest chance of good weather.
Welsh (Welsh) is the official language on Anglesey. In addition, English is spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Welsh for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom:
Dutch consulate in the United Kingdom (Consulate Cardiff):
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands: ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands: ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
You do not need any vaccinations to visit Anglesey.
Money and Currency
On Anglesey, the currency is the pound sterling (GBP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Anglesey can be found on our ATMs page.
Prices on Anglesey are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -2% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (5% cheaper), food (0.5% more expensive), imported beer in catering (20% more expensive), cigarettes (66% more expensive) and public transport (4% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip in Anglesey. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.
On Anglesey it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time on Anglesey is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Anglesey can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and Route
On Anglesey you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or hire a motor vehicle on Anglesey.
Information on public transport on Anglesey can be found at Traveline-Cymru.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Anglesey.
On Anglesey you need a travel plug.
More information on common plugs and sockets on Anglesey can be found on our electricity page (see UK below).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999 or 112
– Fire: 999 or 112
– Ambulance: 999 or 112
– Non-emergency care: 101
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Anglesey can be found on Google news.
Online newspapers from Anglesey:
Theonlinemail.co.uk and Northwaleschronicle.co.uk.
Anglesey websites end in.co.uk.
Official Anglesey websites: visitanglesey.co.uk and anglesey.gov.uk.
The country code (international prefix) to call someone on Anglesey is 0044 or +44.
Want to call the Netherlands from Anglesey? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Anglesey Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Anglesey Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Anglesey.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Anglesey.
Public holidays and school holidays
A list of all public holidays in Anglesey can be found on Gov.uk.
An overview of all school holidays in Wales (Anglesey) can be found in the Eurydice school guide.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (hotels, camping sites and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Wales (Anglesey), supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Anglesey?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Anglesey. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Anglesey can be found on Protected Planet.
Anglesey is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Places of interest
A number of well-known and much-visited places of interest on Anglesey are as follows:
– South Stack lighthouse
– Beaumaris Castle
– Beaumaris Pier
– Anglesey Sea Zoo
– Pili Palas Nature World
– Bryn Celli Ddu passage grave
– Foel Farm Park
– Aberlleiniog Castle
– Anglesey Transport Museum
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Anglesey? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, food, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that is not allowed to be imported and/or exported from Anglesey.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Anglesey, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Anglesey, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations, which you may encounter while visiting Anglesey.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know…
…Anglesey is the largest island in Wales?
…Anglesey is connected to mainland Wales by two bridges?
…The Port of Holyhead handles over 2 million passengers each year?